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Melting Snow

With some streets already covered in large puddles of water from melting snow and ice, Thursday's rain could cause more serious flooding, and water could seep into basements. (Credit: CBS)

Flood Watch Continues, But Chicago Area Might Have ‘Dodged A Bullet For Now’

Though an areal flood watch remains in effect until mid-afternoon for virtually all of northern Illinois, at least one official who monitors water levels in local rivers and streams said there’s less risk than feared, thanks to less rain than originally forecast.

02/20/2014

Roofing company workers use axes and hammers to chop away ice collected on the roof and in the gutters of a home in Warrenville. An ice dam that formed on the roof caused a leak inside when it began to melt and seeped inside the ceiling and walls. (Credit: CBS)

Continuing Thaw, Thursday Rain Threaten Flooding, Roof Damage

Chicago area residents were rushing to get roofs clear of ice dams, and shovel ice and snow away from storm drains and catch basins on Wednesday, as the heavy snow cover continues to melt, with rain on the way.

02/19/2014

City Water Department employees clear catch basins so melting snow can be drained. (Credit: CBS)

Melting Snow Could Cause Water Problems

A potential problem with the meltdown is flooding, and the city is taking action.

02/18/2014

Rain

Strange January Thunderstorms Giving Way To Biting Wind, Snow

Thunderstorms swept through the Chicago area overnight, but don’t get fooled — it’s still January, and more snow is soon coming.

CBS Chicago–01/23/2012

Sewer

Watch For Clogged Sewers As Snow Melts

As what remains of the blizzard snow melts on this springlike day, there is a warning that the sewers can easily get plugged up.

CBS Chicago–02/17/2011